PhD Student, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
Fanya is a PhD Student in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. She is interested in the ways in which federally unrecognized and formally unacknowledged indigenous peoples interact with their ancestral heritage, including sacred places such as cemeteries and other ancestral places, which are often impacted by development and Cultural Resource Management (CRM) projects. She is interested in practicing tribally based and community based archaeological research projects with the historical Tribes within the greater San Francisco Bay area. She has been working closely with the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area. Within her research she is interested in conceptions of landscape, individual and collective memory, tribal intellectual property issues and persisting practices related to human, plant, and landscape interactions.
Fanya has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley and Master’s degree in Anthropology from Stanford, and has experience doing historical and pre-Colonial archaeological research within the greater San Fran Bay area as well as around Drakes Bay in Northern California.